Chapter 4

BASICS Model: Suggest Solutions (S)

The first S in our BASICS model stands for Suggest Solutions, and the goal of this chapter is to introduce the balance of the tools and how to proceed once the analysis is completed. There are many pieces to a Lean implementation and they are all interconnected (see Figure 4.1).

Figure 4.1  The BASICS six-step model for Lean implementation—suggest solutions. (Source: BIG Training Materials.)

Update the Process Block Diagram

We use this process block diagram to help us determine the layout and workstation design (see Figure 4.2) for the line. On very simple lines, we can start implementing on the floor ...

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